Introduction to Playwriting, with Kira Rockwell

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at playwriting? Learn to write powerful dramatized scenes?  Pick up where you left off?  In this half-day workshop, writers will receive an introduction to the art and craft of playwriting, as well as learning a few playwriting tools that will strengthen any narrative. Generative writing exercises will give you the opportunity to experiment with theatrically, stage directions, and writing dialogue specifically for actors, all with a live performance in mind. The instructor will lead a light craft lesson, as well as a discussion about a short excerpt from a published play. As a fiction or narrative non-fiction writer,  you’ll explore what playwriting has to teach you about creating riveting scenes.  All experience levels are welcome.  

Saturday, February 24th; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($75)

Kira Rockwell (she/her) is a playwright from the heart of Texas. She is a 2021 Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing with Mass Cultural Council, a recipient of the Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award, as well as a Runner-up for the Princess Grace Award, among others. Her plays have been supported by The Kennedy Center, National New Play Network, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and Third Culture Theatre in partnership with HBO and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network, among others. Her neurodivergent love story is now available through Original Works Publishing. Rockwell has a BFA in Theatre Performance and an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. As an educator, Rockwell has taught at Wheaton College, Boston University, Hyde Square Task Force, and Grub Street. Currently, she lives in Boston with her husband and their rescue pup, Koda. 
Kira Rockwell